Marginal note:Designation of unreliable travel documents
50.1 (1) The Minister may designate, individually or by class, passports or travel or identity documents that do not constitute reliable proof of identity or nationality.
(2) The Minister shall consider the following factors in determining whether to designate any passport or travel or identity document, or class of passport or travel or identity document, as not being reliable proof of identity or nationality:
(a) the adequacy of security features incorporated into the passport or document for the purpose of deterring its misuse or unauthorized alteration, reproduction or issuance; and
(b) information respecting the security or integrity of the process leading to the issuance of the passport or document.
Marginal note:Effect of designation
(3) A passport or travel or identity document that has been designated under subsection (1) is not a passport or travel or identity document for the purpose of subsection 50(1) or 52(1).
Marginal note:Public notice
(4) The Minister shall make available to the public a list of all passports or travel or identity documents designated under subsection (1).
- SOR/2010-54, s. 2.
Marginal note:Examination — permanent residents
51. A foreign national who holds a permanent resident visa and is seeking to become a permanent resident must, at the time of their examination,
(a) inform the officer if
(i) the foreign national has become a spouse or common-law partner or has ceased to be a spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner after the visa was issued, or
(ii) material facts relevant to the issuance of the visa have changed since the visa was issued or were not divulged when it was issued; and
(b) establish that they and their family members, whether accompanying or not, meet the requirements of the Act and these Regulations.
- SOR/2008-253, s. 2.
Marginal note:Documents — temporary residents
52. (1) In addition to the other requirements of these Regulations, a foreign national seeking to become a temporary resident must hold one of the following documents that is valid for the period authorized for their stay:
(a) a passport that was issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national, that does not prohibit travel to Canada and that the foreign national may use to enter the country of issue;
(b) a travel document that was issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national, that does not prohibit travel to Canada and that the foreign national may use to enter the country of issue;
(c) an identity or travel document that was issued by a country, that does not prohibit travel to Canada, that the foreign national may use to enter the country of issue and that is of the type issued by that country to non-national residents, refugees or stateless persons who are unable to obtain a passport or other travel document from their country of citizenship or nationality or who have no country of citizenship or nationality;
(d) a laissez-passer that was issued by the United Nations;
(e) a passport or travel document that was issued by the Palestinian Authority;
(f) a document that was issued by the Organization of American States and is entitled "Official Travel Document";
(g) a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British Overseas Citizen;
(h) a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British National (Overseas), as a person born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong;
(i) a passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China; or
(j) a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British Subject.
(1.1) [Repealed, SOR/2003-260, s. 1]
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to
(a) citizens of the United States;
(b) persons seeking to enter Canada from the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon who have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence;
(c) residents of Greenland seeking to enter Canada from Greenland;
(d) persons seeking to enter Canada from St. Pierre and Miquelon who are citizens of France and residents of St. Pierre and Miquelon;
(e) members of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act who are seeking entry in order to carry out official duties, other than persons who have been designated as a civilian component of those armed forces;
(f) persons who are seeking to enter Canada as, or in order to become, members of a crew of a means of air transportation and who hold an airline flight crew licence or crew member certificate issued in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization specifications; or
(g) persons seeking to enter Canada as members of a crew who hold a seafarer's identity document issued under International Labour Organization conventions and are members of the crew of the vessel that carries them to Canada.
(3) [Repealed, SOR/2010-54, s. 3]
- SOR/2003-197, s. 1;
- SOR/2003-260, s. 1;
- SOR/2004-167, s. 14(F);
- SOR/2010-54, s. 3;
- SOR/2010-195, s. 2(F);
- SOR/2011-125, s. 2.
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